The full moon of July, also called “Deer Moon” or “Thunder Month,” will occur on July 13, at 2:37 pm Eastern Time of Daylight (opening in new tab) (1837 GMT July 13); The moon will once again reach the perigee, the closest place to its path to Earth, at 5:06 am on that day, it created a “high moon.” This full moon seems a little bigger than usual.
It is a third of four in a row, according to NASA observer Fred Espenak.
Spectators in New York City will see the full moon at about 4:55 am local time on July 13, according to timeanddate.com, and will be out that night at 9:00 pm.
A full moon occurs when the moon orbits the other side of the Earth from the sun, and earth observers observe the moon’s reflection in sunlight. Occasionally – anywhere two to five times a year – the moon will pass over Earth’s shadow, creating a lunar eclipse.
The lunar cycle is also not a complete circle, so the full moon corresponds to the perigee every few months. As it nears, the moon appears to be 10% larger than average in the eyes, though unless you are very careful, you will not notice. Typically, the moon is an average of 30 minutes of arc – half a degree, or about the width of a fingernail, the length of an arm. It rises to 33 minutes of arc if you are in a perigee. The moon will be 222,000 miles (357,280 km), compared to an average of 238,900 miles (384,500 km).
The local time of a full moon depends on the time of the person as the full moon is calculated using the position of the moon relative to the center of space rather than the given point above. You will want to check out a sky viewing app like SkySafari or software like Starry Night to check the exact times. Our selection of the best stargazing apps can help you with your planning.
However, the moon’s height in the sky depends on the person’s location, which affects the times of departure and setting. So, for example, the full moon leaves New York on July 13 at 9:00 pm local time and will reach a height of 23 degrees at 1:33 am on July 14, when it crosses the meridian. Miami exits at 8:39 pm, crossing the meridian at 1:59 am, and will be 38 degrees high. In Quito, Ecuador, the lunar eclipse is at 6:36 pm local time, crossing the meridian at 12:52 am July 14, and the maximum height is 67 degrees.